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05/12/2017 02:37 pm ET Updated May 12, 2017

Beyoncé And 6 Other Celebrity Moms Share The Moments That Define Motherhood

This is what it means to be a mom.

Parenthood is an eye-opening, heart-expanding, patience-testing, love-deepening beautiful mess. It’s equal parts sleep deprivation and wonderment, equal parts teaching and learning. It has high highs and low lows, and moms throughout the world embrace the challenges along with triumphs each and every day.

Seven such moms opened up about their experiences of motherhood in various interviews over the years, from Beyoncé to Julia Roberts. The above supercut features what these celebrities had to say about their roles and their children, beautifully capturing the essence of what it truly means to be a mom.

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